Fly fishing in Bulgaria: 4

As if you’re not spoiled for choice when fly fishing in Bulgaria’s rivers, there are hundreds of lakes available to you as well. Most of them are small, but the best ones for trout fishing are situated in the Rila and Pirin mountains.

These mountains are truly stunning, and the whole environment makes their lakes the most beautiful places to go fishing in Bulgaria. You’ll find the lakes at around 2000 metres above sea level. For six months of the year they are covered in ice. On the plus side, most of them are inhabited by brown trout and char.

Some of the most renowned and most frequently visited lakes in the Pirin range are the Popovo, Vasilashki, Bezboshko, Kremenski, Vlahini and Tevno lakes. Tht Tevno is one of the highest lakes on the Balkan peninsula, at 2512 meters above sea level. All in all the whole region is worth exploring, and we recommend you take time out from fishing just to go walking, or find a local guide to show you these spectacular peaks which are amazing to see and experience any time (except midwinter, naturally, when the snows and temperatures can be ridiculous).

One final installment on fly fishing in Bulgaria next time.

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